Sentry Interactive + transACT: Working Together to Provide Innovation Through Cloud-Based Access Technologies

transACT Technology Solutions specializes in transformative solutions for businesses. Building today’s digital workplaces by integrating solutions like AV and traditional IT infrastructures with the power of cloud technologies. Working with transACT, a key partner that has a deep understanding of the best cloud-based technology solutions for their clients, puts the Sentry Mobile Access solution front and centre to their clients. Providing them with an award-winning cloud-based mobile access control software solution for their legacy access control hardware and IT systems.

We sat down with Stuart Whitman, Account Director, to have a chat about how Sentry Interactive, powered by Doordeck, has impacted transACT’s innovative approach to providing cloud, IT infrastructure and digital workplace solutions to clients.

Can you please provide a brief introduction to transACT Technology Solutions and your journey with Sentry Interactive?

transACT Technology Solutions stands at the forefront of providing connected cloud solutions for businesses, specializing in integrating various technologies to build advanced digital workplaces and we see Sentry Interactive as being a leading partner in this space. Our journey with Sentry Interactive began when we identified the need for a secure and innovative cloud-based mobile access control and visitor management solution. The benefit of Sentry Interactive’s solution for our clients is that they can retain their existing access control hardware and utilize Sentry’s cloud-based infrastructure to sit on top of their current access control infrastructure. By adopting their cutting-edge mobile access technology, we have elevated our offering and diversified with a new cloud-based access control product.

In the recent years cloud-based business solutions have flooded the market, what caught transACT’s attention about Sentry Interactive’s solution?

With every project we strive to understand the specific requirements and pain points our clients are suffering; and we know how important it is to deliver the most suitable, robust and cost-effective IT solutions.Having Sentry Interactive as a partner delivered against our core values and customers’ pain points. Customer’s whether property managers or their buildings tenants faced the common challenges associated with traditional access methods and visitor management. No one else provides NFC mobile access for employees and visitors as a software only integration for legacy access control systems without rip and replace. Simply put, Sentry Interactive provides mobile access and digital visitor passes without needing to install additional hardware and works with all major access control systems past and present.

Since collaborating with Sentry Interactive as a leading partner, we’ve been able to recommend a secure, convenient mobile access control and digital visitor pass management software solution as a new type of solution that works alongside our clients existing legacy access control systems and IT infrastructure. Enhancing both operational security, efficiency and user experience whilst also helping to provide a more sustainable solution that helps to reduce plastic and electron waste to assist our clients in meeting their ESG goals.

Can you expand more on some of the pain points that you commonly hear?

Being able to manage visitors and contractors during peak times, out of hours and sometimes 24/7 across multiple locations is often a topic for discussion that causes property managers’ pain. Implementing the right 24/7 visitor entry system that can be remotely but centrally managed, and most importantly integrated with the clients existing access control systems and IT infrastructure is critical. The current processes for managing visitors and M&E contractors is often manual and involves a paper signing in book to capture the visitor details, sometimes 3 separate forms need to be filled out in order to accommodate contractors performing works.

Where applicable, security teams, at times are required to distribute building keys for access to areas such as risers, equipment racks etc., where the process is again manual with security capturing key numbers via a paper form. Some of the locations are manned full time, some are part time, and some have no staff present at all and require a host to be present all times.

Sentry interactive’s mobile access software solution for staff and visitor management is integrated with the key management solution May tag and provides visitor pre-registration, prerequisite capture, automated NFC check-in, automated host notification and NFC key tag tracking. Sentry Interactive also provides a range of kiosks that come in 3 sizes: as an 8”, 21” touch screen and as a 55” freestanding touch screen tower all are PoE powered. The 8” and 21″ multi-touch screens can be fixed to reception desks or strategically mounted flush to walls of common areas to provide digital visitor check-in, remote managed communications, and digital receptionist support.

“transACT Technology Solutions are the perfect partner for us as an IT infrastructure and solution provider that harnesses the power of cloud technologies. Their vision, experience and expertise perfectly complement our proposition and ability to add considerable value to their customer base”.

Guy Adderley, Director of Sales & Operations (UK and Europe)

About transACT:

transACT Technology Solutions has earned acclaim for its dedication to providing transformative digital solutions for businesses. With a deep commitment to integrating AV and traditional IT infrastructures with cloud technologies. transACT has redefined the digital workspace, ensuring alignment with business demands while minimising risks and costs. Extensive, real-world in-house knowledge combined with that of our carefully selected best-of-breed partners provides access to seasoned experts who can help align IT to business demands, improve operations, reduce risks and cut costs.

William Bainborough

Board of Directors

William is an experienced British entrepreneur, founder, and accomplished board executive and advisor for a number of businesses. He is the CEO and co-founder of Doordeck, the world’s only true cloud-based access control aggregator. He is also the managing director and founder of Group Secure, a leader in providing security, CCTV, and access control solutions, products, and installation for high-net-worth individuals in the UK. 

William established his first business at just seventeen and brings 20-plus years of in-depth experience and industry knowledge. He has a proven track record for building businesses from the ground up—and then leading them to profitability and a successful exit across a myriad of sectors including hospitality, retail, security, telecommunications, and e-commerce. William’s leadership, vision, and experience in creating cutting-edge SaaS-based technology platforms will prove invaluable for Sentry Interactive moving forward.

Denis Hébert

Denis Hébert


Hébert began his career at Honeywell International where he held several leadership positions including Managing Director for the Automation and Controls business in France and eventually President of the NexWatch Corporation from 1999-2002. Hébert led HID Global as President & CEO over a transformative 12-year period from 2002-2015, where he provided strategic guidance and grew the business tenfold through a mix of strong organic and acquisitive growth. Most recently, Hébert was President of Feenics Corporation which is a cloud-based access control company that was successfully sold to ACRE LLC at the end of 2021. Hébert also served on the Board of Directors for the Security Industry Association (SIA) from 2009-2020 and was nominated to be Chairman of the Board for SIA from 2016-2018. He is currently Chairman of the Board for Nightingale Security based in Newark, CA.

Stephen Taylor Matthews

Board of Directors
Stephen is a very accomplished attorney, member of the Texas State Bar, licensed commercial real estate broker, and an avid philanthropist. He is an experienced executive board member, serving in leadership positions for more than 20 community councils and corporate boards—ranging from Boy Scouts of America to the ABBA Business Leaders Council, and most recently the American Bank BOD, the Real Estate Council of Austin, and the Marbridge Foundation BOT. With more than 35 years experience, Stephen and his firm, Barrond & Adler, L.L.P. are devoted to eminent domain cases in Texas.

Jon Davis

Board of Directors

Mr. Davis is an Experienced corporate board member, having served on boards of public, private equity-backed, and venture-backed companies. Jon possesses deep industry expertise in dairy, food processing, food technology and manufacturing, and food, beverage, and entertainment services. 

During Jon’s tenure of 25 plus years, he’s led operations, research and development, and mergers and acquisitions. He’s served as CEO and has been the founder and active board member for many successful enterprises—from startups to billion-dollar corporations. While COO and CEO of Davisco Foods International, Jon built a state-of-the-art cheese plant which was awarded the United States Dairy processing plant of the year in 2005 by Dairy Foods magazine. Currently, Jon is active with several non-dairy projects, including investments in local real estate, the Wayzata Brewworks, and his latest venture the new CōV restaurant in Edina’s Galleria.

Joe Caldwell

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Joe is an American entrepreneur, investor, and accomplished executive. He has co-founded, founded, and led many successful businesses, including US Internet, a leading fiber internet service provider, Securence, a leading provider of email filtering software, and Ravon, an industry-leading digital voice communications service. 

It was Joe’s venture, Municipal Parking Services (MPS), that inspired him in 2020 to start Sentry Interactive, an advanced touchless and staffless detection platform.

Caldwell currently serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board for Municipal Parking Services (MPS), a global tech company based in Austin, TX responsible for inventing and patenting technologies that assist in parking and security enforcement.

Joe was named one of Minnesota’s 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders for the past two years—and is a seasoned corporate board member. He’s served on boards of public, private equity-backed, and venture-backed companies—and has deep industry expertise in all aspects of digital technology.

Jason Bohrer

Jason Bohrer

Board of Directors

Jason Bohrer is one of the visionaries behind our mission to bring people back together safely and securely, in any environment, through Sentry’s advanced digital communications and detection platform. With over two decades of senior leadership experience, Jason’s track record of success spans across sales, operations, product innovation, strategy, and technology for domestic and global companies like Bexar Technology Partners, CPI Card Group, HID Global, and Motorola, Inc. Prior to launching Sentry Interactive, Jason was actively involved with several key technology transitions across multiple industries, including the contact and contactless EMV transitions in the U.S. payments industry and the adoption of smart card and mobile technologies in the global access and identity market. Jason was an inaugural member of the University of Chicago Executive Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as the Executive Director for two industry-leading not-for-profit organizations: the Secure Technology Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum.
Brent Terry

Brent Terry

Chief Operating Officer
Brent Terry leads the operations and solutions organizations at Sentry. This includes all product innovation, development, and operations management. A veteran in the technology space, Brent has more than 30 years of experience across a myriad of industries, like physical security technology and building automation, SAAS, hardware and software product development, internet, digital TV, interactive TV, digital media, telecommunications, and medical products and services. Prior to Sentry, Brent has spun up successful startups and led high-performing teams for some of the biggest global, Fortune 500 companies, including ARRIS, Conerco, Motive Communications, SeaChange International, and IBM. Brent holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana. He also is the committee Chairman and Program Director for a non-profit organization responsible for the rollout of smart cards for physicians and first responders.